For The Animals

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 10:15
Posted by Christine Ernest in category Crafty Inspiration

Kim Werker (a wonderful speaker at last year’s Summit of Awesome) has teamed up with a friend to create For The Animals — a project that calls for donations of handmade items to shelter animals. Not only does the endeavor help animals in need, it also gives crafters an opportunity to tell their story of how shelter animals have touched his or her lives.

Want to help with the initiative? You can make pet mats, blankets, beds or toys and donate them to an animal shelter. (For list of items and descriptions please go here.) You can also design items to donate and share the pattern with others. For example, Kim has designed a crocheted mat (pictured at right) that you can download for free here.

Finally, spread the story of why you made your donated item to friends via Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, email or plain old word-of-mouth. Make sure to link back to the official page so everyone can get a sense of why this campaign is so awesome.

Photo: Christine Ernest

About Christine Ernest

Christine Ernest is Hello Craft’s Communication Director. She does a good amount behind-the-scenes work like organizing the Hello Craft blog content, sending out press releases and formatting the page you are reading right now. In her free time Christine documents her thrift finds and crafty endeavors on her Tumblr, thinks about pulling out her Brother knitting machine and crochets one too many granny squares. Her DIY hero is her mother, who is handy with both a chainsaw and a sewing machine. To contact Christine, please email christine[at]hellocraft[dot]com and follow her on twitter: @cernest

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  • http://www.kimwerker.com Kim Werker

    Thank you so much for blogging about this, Christine! xoxo

  • C A Attain

    What a wonderful idea for our furry friends!
    art on canvas